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The Influence of a 7-month-long Intensive Aquatic Exercise Program on Changes in Physical Fitness, Bone Density and Lung Function Parameters in Postmenopausal Women

Zofia Ignasiak ; Department of Biostructure, Faculty of Physical Education, University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw
Jacek Falkenberg ; Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Karkonosze College in Jelenia Góra
Tomasz Ignasiak
Slawomir Koziel ; Department of Anthropology, Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 385 Kb

str. 261-268

preuzimanja: 157



The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in the physical fitness, bone density and lung function parameters in older women who underwent a 7-month-long aquatic exercise program (AEP). 25 women took part in weekly 60-minute systematic AEP. Before and after the AEP participants and the control group subjects underwent the Fullerton Functional Fitness Test, bone mineral density and respiratory system assessment. A significant improvement in the results of hand grip strength, 30-second chair stand, 6-minute trial walking and chair sit and reach tests were reached in the AEP women. Additionally, in the AEP group, the forced expiratory volume in 1 sec (FEV1) significantly increased.

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older women, physical fitness, respiratory system, bone density, involutional changes

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